Welcome to the Barony of Delftwood!
The Barony of Delftwood is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international Medieval recreation society. Members of the SCA gather to hold Feasts, Tournaments, Courts and other events from the Middle Ages. The Barony of Delftwood is located in Syracuse, NY. Within the SCA, Delftwood is a part of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc (Western NY, Western PA, WV), and proud home of the First Queen and King of the new Kingdom, Caryl and Yngvar.
The event announcement for Aethelmearc Fall Crown Tournament has been posted!
The Arts & Sciences Meetings have a new site — Rockefeller United Methodist Church. Directions are on the A&S page.
Our Baron Fergus and Baroness Helene
Greetings most glorious Barony of Delftwood.
As we are writing this missive, many hands are making food, garb, and armor for the Tournament of the Windmill this Saturday. Much work has gone into this weekend event, and we hope to see you all there. This year is a special one as the event celebrates Countess Caryl’s fiftieth birthday. We wish her the best of days. To celebrate this auspicious event. Her Excellency Caryl will choose several champions to face all challengers. This contest will be judged by a gallery of nobles. In addition to the birthday tournament, we will hold a contest of skill at arms for the honor of being our new Baronial Heavy Weapon’s champion.
In gentler news, we have finally secured a new Arts and Sciences meeting hall. For several months, we have been searching for a new site to meet regularly. Finally, with much effort on the part of some of our industrious populous, we have a new home. We are thankful for all who contributed to the search, and for those who made this move possible.
Last year, we offered an Artisan’s Challenge encouraging you all to learn new skills, and make beautiful things. This was met with grand response from many talented people. This year, we ask you who have become artists to take up the blade, and become warriors. Battle and broil are always near, and war is on the horizon. We offer you all a new challenge to defend our lands and bolster our garrisons.
This year’s Marshal Challenge will test your strength, and vary your skills. We ask you who are known as duelists to take up the bow, you who are skilled archers to don armor and fight with sword and mace, you who throw axes and knives to learn the dance of steel, and you armored soldiers should learn to throw. We will offer prizes for any warrior who learns a new fighting art this year. At Tournament of the Windmill a year hence, we will recognize the one who has authorized in the most new weapons forms, and additionally has registered the most new Royal Rounds. We hope to see many of you learn new skills and defend our lands for war is coming.
Yours in Service,
Baron Fergus and Baroness Helene